A South Korean court on Thursday ruled against Samsung Electronics in a lawsuit that threatened to ban older iPhone and iPad models in the country for alleged patent infringement.
The ruling gives Apple a victory in a lawsuit that had claimed its iPhone 5, iPhone 4s and second-generation iPad had infringed on three of Samsung’s messaging related patents.
The South Korean electronics maker had demanded an injunction against Apple to stop sales of the devices until the infringing technology was removed, a Samsung spokesman said. In addition, the company had also asked for 100 million won (US$95,160) in damages.
”We are disappointed by the court’s decision,” Samsung said in an email. “As Apple has continued to infringe our patented mobile technologies, we will continue to take the measures necessary to protect our intellectual property rights.”